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Description

Born in: Euskadi
Age: 25
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: Ertzaintza Agent
Date of the attack: 09/03/2001
Place of the attack: Hernani
Guilties: Asier García Justo, Jon Zubiaurre Aguirre, Imanol Miner Villanueva, Francisco Javier Makazaga Asurmendi
Weapon: Coche bomba
Killed by: ETA

Description

An hour before the car-bomb exploded, a member of the public called the Ertzaintza (Basque police) from his home to report an altercations in the vicinity of Plaza de Zinkoenea. A police van and patrol car went to the scene, but by the time they arrived, there was nobody there. A refuse container was in flames and a car had been left halfway across the street. The boot was loaded with explosives. The officers approached the car and, after an initial inspection, called for a tow truck to remove it. As they were waiting, the explosives were detonated, probably from a remote control device. Iñaki Totorika caught the full force of the blast and his colleague, who was on the radio in the patrol car at the time, was injured.